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City Hall renovation plan resumes

Posted 7/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Funding at the state level is going to make up for a grant the city lost last year for renovating the Columbus City Hall.

J5 extends management of public works through Sept.

Posted 7/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

J5 Broaddus' temporary management of Columbus' public works department will continue at least through September after it was originally set to end in May.

AirBnB offers homes away from home

Posted 7/31/2014 in Area

There are 1,846 hotel rooms in the Golden Triangle, but few are like the Bouchillon Lodge. The Lodge is different in that it is a bed and breakfast, which is typically defined as a hotel with 10 rooms or fewer that provides a more home-like feel.

Jury finds Quinn guilty of capital murder

Posted 7/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man was found guilty of capital murder Wednesday. Archie Quinn, 53, of Sturgis, was convicted of the 2008 murder of his ex-girlfriend, 35-year-old Stacy Gray. The jury took less than 45 minutes to return the verdict.

Browning on Business: Hobby Lobby, Fashion Apparel set for openings

Posted 7/31/2014 in Business

Hobby Lobby will be open for business in Columbus on Monday, August 11. The doors will open at 9 a.m. that day, according to Vincent Parker, the retail chain store's spokesperson.

Police connect Crawford man to Central Ave. stabbing

Posted 7/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested a Crawford man who allegedly stabbed someone at Central Avenue on Tuesday and fled the scene by foot.

Oktibbeha schools again operating with accreditation

Posted 7/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District is again an accredited school system almost two years after a state takeover, but Conservator Margie Pulley will continue to run the district until 2015's consolidation.

Caledonia man charged with arson

Posted 7/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man has been charged with arson after he allegedly set his house on fire Monday morning.

Arrest report: 7-31-14

Posted 7/31/2014 in Area

Women survive ordeal along rail bridge

Posted 7/31/2014 in National

A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Posted 7/31/2014 in National

Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

Century-old pipe break points to national problem

Posted 7/31/2014 in National

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.

 

Miss. Senate candidates to appear together

Posted 7/31/2014 in State

For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers. And it might just be the only time during this year's campaign that'll happen.

 

 

Lt. Gov. Reeves touts conservatism, AG Hood decries bloggers

Posted 7/31/2014 in State

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves emphasized his conservative credentials Wednesday during the first day of political speaking at the Neshoba County Fair.

 

 

Building permits 7-31-14

Posted 7/31/2014 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Stan Maynard honored

Posted 7/31/2014 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 7-31-14

Posted 7/31/2014 in Business

 

 

Severstal fined for DEQ emissions violation

Posted 7/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Commission of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company's pollution control monitors didn't function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011.

 

 

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